Thursday, May 7, 2015

Snow plows—Are you kidding me???

We have spent the last 5 months in warm, desert climates.   We had rain day 2 days during this time.   So we were not ready for the cooler temperatures of Colorado.  It has rained every day since we have been back.  More challenging than the rainy weather are the cold temperatures.

Today it has not gotten above 50 degrees and we hear snow is forecast in the next couple days.   

It rained so hard this morning we could barely carry on a conversation.  Then the thunder and lightning starts.  I HATE thunder and lightning—I don’t mean I dislike them—I HATE THEM!  Then it happens… thunder booms and lightning hits.  It sounded like it was 2 feet away from our RV.  Instantly all of electricity went off.  We waited and it didn’t come back on.  We realized the campground has very likely been hit by lightning.  We also had no water.  The campground water comes from a well that is pumped using electricity.  And now we realize our generator is in the back of our truck—that we left at the Massey house yesterday.  It just keeps getting better.   So we head out from Monument to Colorado Springs (about 30 minutes) to get some water and get our truck with the generator—in the event the power doesn’t come back on.

As we leave the campground the sky opens and the hail pounds down. At places it is almost impossible to see the road and the vehicles around us.   The traffic on I-25 was creeping, barely moving.   We get off the interstate and although the traffic is moving—it is barely moving. 

The hail is almost a foot deep in several places.  There are flooded areas along the road.  The drains are full; water and hail are everywhere!

We were shocked to see the snow plows out, plowing the hail.
It took us over an hour to get to Catrina’s to pick up the truck.  We visited for a while and then headed back to Monument.  The hail had stopped, but there was standing water everywhere.

We were glad to be home and glad to have the generator and extra water if we need it.

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